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Australian Museum
The Australian Museum has an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous research, community programs and exhibitions. The Museum was established in 1827 and is Australia's first museum, with unique an...
The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than 7 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continen...
Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is a museum dedicated to the life, languages, literature, history and arts of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere. It was established in 1989 through an Act of Cong...
National Music Museum
Founded in 1973 on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, the National Music Museum (NMM) & Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. Its...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Rainforest Action Network
RAN seeks to protect the Earth's rainforests through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. They do so using campaigns to expose the wrongdoings of governments and corporations and mobilize the internatio...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...
World Rainforest Movement
The WRM is an international network of citizens involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. The group works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and fights commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations ...

News Releases

Canadian First Nations, US-based Tribal Governments and Indigenous Advocacy Groups Endorse Mass Civil Disobedience Action to Protest Canadian Tar Sand
2011-09-22
Canadian First Nations, American Indian Tribes, Territorial, Provincial and Federal First Nations Governments and Advocacy groups have added their support for a rally featuring a civil disobedience si...
Cauca's indigenous community radios appeal for help
2012-07-10
As fighting between guerrillas and the army intensifies once again in the Cauca department in south-western Colombia, indigenous communities and their communications infrastructure are more than ever ...
Dene Nation Becomes Part of International Accord Opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline
2011-09-21
Dene National Office
Dene Nation Becomes Part of International Accord Opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline.
Sacred fire at Queen's Park marks 10 years of the Grassy Narrows logging blockade
2012-12-02
Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek
Grassy Narrows Blockaders and their supporters are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of what is now the longest running Indigenous logging blockade in Canada.
Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
2008-12-13
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
University of WINNIPEG AWARDED MAJOR GLOBAL PROGRAM IN INDIGENOUS DEVELOPMENT
2010-05-04
University of Winnipeg
The University of Winnipeg has been selected to become the international hub for the study of Indigenous peoples and communities joining a prestigious world-class network of universities.

Sources Select Resources

Adivasi Movements in India: An Interview with Poet Waharu Sonavane
Patankar, Prachi
Article
2012
Toward Freedom
Waharu is a Bhil Adivasi, long-time poet and activist. Since the 1970s, he has been organizing for Adivasi self-sufficiency among his community near his hometown in western India.
Black War
Wikipedia collective
Article
2017
Wikipedia
The Black War was the period of violent conflict between British colonists and Aboriginal Australians in Tasmania from the mid-1820s to 1832. The conflict, fought largely as a guerrilla war by both si...
Borneo's Killer Dams
Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide
Stephenson, Amanda
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of th...
Cherokee freedmen controversy
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
An ongoing political and tribal dispute between the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen regarding tribal citizenship.
Connexions Library: Central America and the Caribbean Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
Connexions Library: Native Peoples/First Nations Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on first peoples and aboriginal issues.
Corporate India Versus Indigenous People
Violent in the Name of Development
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
Counter Punch
The state has more or less abandoned rural people (70% of the population) and turned the countryside over to corporate India. Mineral extraction, dam building, infrastructure projects, water appropria...
Ecuador's New Indigenous Uprising
Becker, Mark
Article
2015
Upside Down World
Ecuador's Indigenous movements have launched an uprising to challenge the government's opposition to bilingual education and its support for an extractive-based economy.
Ethnic Conflicts in Nicaragua
Vandermeer, John; Bradford, David
Article
1998
Against the Current
WITH LITTLE INTERNATIONAL notice, the winds of war are picking up on the eastern seaboard of Nicaragua. This time, however, it will not be a clear class-warfare case with a popular revolution struggli...
Genocide in Plain Sight: Shooting Bushmen From Helicopters in Botswana
Evans, Lewis
Article
2016
CounterPunch
In a healthy democracy, people are not shot at from helicopters for collecting food. They are not arrested, stripped bare and beaten while in custody without facing trial. Nor are people banned from t...
Guatemala 1962 to 1980s
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the United States' repeated intereventions in Guatemala.
Healing the Dark Legacy of Native American Families
Tolson, Michelle
Article
2014
Inter Press Service
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) - educational issues among indigenous families.
India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
Achanta, Pushpa
Article
2015
Ecologist
India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal...
Indigenous Communities in Guatemala Fight Against the Privatization of Sacred Sites
Abbott, Jeff
Article
2016
Upsidedownworld
In recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q'eqchi' Mayan communities surrou...
Indigenous Intellectual Property
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Kalahari Bushmen unite to end oppression
Eede, Joanna
Article
2013
Ecologist
Representatives of the Basarwa or Bushman peoples of Botswana step up their fight to end structural oppression of their communities.
The Leap Manifesto
A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Article
2015
We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
Legal Ruling Will Allow Rain Forest Indigenous Peoples to Pursue Chevron in Canada
Escobar, Santiago
Article
2014
BASICS
Ontario Court of Appeal says communities of Ecuador affected by Chevron can enforce Ecuadorian rulings in Canada.
Moken nomads leave behind their 'sea gypsy' life for a modern existence
Brought to the world's attention by the 2004 tsunami, the seafaring tribe is struggling to reconcile tradition and modernity
Hodal, Kate
Article
2012
The Guardian
The Moken, deep-sea divers off Thailand, find their way of life threatened by modern trawlers and voracious property developers.
Native & Aboriginal Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on Native, Aboriginal and First Nations topics in the Sources directory for the media.
Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Wallace, Rob
Article
2015
Independent Science News
Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
New Evidence Shows Main Chevron Witness Lied In $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit
Smallteacher, Richard
Article
2015
CorpWatch
A key witness has admitted under oath that he lied on behalf of Chevron, the California oil multinational, when the company sued to overturn a $9.5 billion verdict for pollution of the Ecuadorian Amaz...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
"Our Path Doesn't Depend on Media Coverage"
The Zapatistas and Their Coming Strategy Together with Mexico's Original Peoples
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Article
2012
NarcoNews
Communiqué from the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee-General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army.
The Power of Idle No More
A Resurgent Radicalism
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The remarkable Idle No More movement is the biggest and most important national outpouring of grass roots aboriginal anger ever seen in Canada.
Rumble in the jungle
Carroll, Rory
Article
2009
Guardian Weekly
Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.
Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
Morlin-Yron, Sophie
Article
2016
Ecologist
Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very differ...

Media

Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal
A journal devoted to current scholarship and approaches to the discipline of Women's and Gender Studies.
Native Women in the Arts
Published by Native Women in the Arts, a not-for-profit organization. Representing First Nations, Inuit and Metis women who share the common interest of art, culture, community and the advancement of ...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation
The Corporation manages the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. Protects and exhibits Canada's heritage for current and future generations.


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